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Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

D. Stephen Long

July 2010

ISBN: 9780199568864

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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In this Very Short Introduction D. Stephen Long examines the sources, history and contemporary theorists involved in the study of Christian ethics. Using examples of specific practical matters such as sex, money, and power, Long argues that Christian ethics are the cultivation of practical wisdom that comes from many diverse sources.

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In this Very Short Introduction D. Stephen Long examines the sources, history and contemporary theorists involved in the study of Christian ethics. Using examples of specific practical matters such as sex, money, and power, Long argues that Christian ethics are the cultivation of practical wisdom that comes from many diverse sources.

  • Provides both a short history of Christian ethics and looks at its basic sources as they arise from Judaism, Greco-Roman ethics, and Christianity
  • Brings together the history and contemporary discussions in an accessible way
  • Discusses failures in the Christian tradition such as crusades, slavery, inquistions, and the Gaileo affair; putting them into a historical perspective and highlighting the challenges they raise for Christian ethics
  • Considers Christian ethics in the modern era - what does it mean today?

About the Author(s)

D. Stephen Long, Professor of Systematic Theology, Marquette University

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:Sources
    2:History
    3:Christian ethics in and beyond modernity
    4:Sex, money, and power: some questions for christian ethics

Reviews

"serves to bring to the fore some characteristically Catholic emphases often neglected by Protestants. It could serve as a very useful 'very short introduction to Catholic ethics' for those who have been exposed only to the Protestant tradition." - Jonathan Chaplin, Churchman